Who is asking for your personal financial information?
Prior to a lawsuit, a plaintiff has no right to know you personal assets. You should turn the matter over to your insurance company, who will appoint an attorney to represent you. In the alternative, you should retain your own counsel.
Transferring title to assets to a family member, for less than fair market value, when you know of a possible lawsuit may be considered a "fraudulent transfer" that could be set aside.
An attorney would have to review your settlement agreement to answer your question. However, it is likely that you accepted a settlement in full settlement of all claims for the injuries. Thus, it is most likely that you cannot "re-open" your personal injury claim.
There is no law that requires both spouses to sign a listing agreement.
Having said that, it would by unwise for a broker to list a home if he or she knows that one spouse will not consent to the sale.
If your friend does not want to sell the house, she should send a letter to the broker that she does not agree to sell the house and will not sign any contract or deed.
If the attorney took the case on a contingency fee arrangement, that means he or she must front the fees and many hours of his or her time working on the matter. Sometimes, what seems like a good case, turns into a case that clearly won't win or has little value. Further, in some instances, a client may testify to one set of facts when the client previously told the attorney a completely contradictory story. In those situations, the attorney may seek to withdraw rather than spend thousands of...
The attorney is acting as an escrow agent. He or she cannot release the money unless both parties agree to the release. If the sellers refuse to release the money, then the attorney must hold the money until the dispute is resolved - or he or she may deposit the funds into court once a court action is initiated.
You should speak to your real estate attorney about what your options are.